Zelensky says counter-offensive under way
KYIV: President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Ukrainian counter-offensive operations were under way, but remained discreet on details beyond sending a message to the Kremlin that his top generals were in high spirits.
Rare Chinese Buddha statue could fetch at least $1m
PARIS: A rare Chinese Buddha statue, found in a French family home and part of a set thought to have been lost, is expected to fetch €1 million ($1.1 million) when it is auctioned on Tuesday in Paris.
Smugglers caught with 48 macaques
Two members of a wildlife smuggling gang were arrested in Muang district of Chumphon on Saturday as they attempted to transport 48 macaques in a car from the South to the East.
Pope making good recovery from surgery
ROME: Pope Francis’s recovery from surgery is going well but doctors advised him not to deliver his Sunday blessing from a hospital balcony so as not to put strain on his abdominal walls.
32kg of Australia-bound heroin seized at Bangkok Port
Authorities have seized about 32 kilogrammes of heroin, stuffed inside boxes of pain-relief patches at the Bangkok Port. The drugs were destined for Melbourne, Australia.
Airfares may stay sky-high, say industry experts
PARIS: Despite the recent fall in oil prices, high airfares may stay in place for some time to come, say airline industry professionals and experts.
Paws and popcorn: Cinema goes pet-friendly
A fluffy white cat in a yellow dress perched on the top of a Bangkok cinema seat while, nearby, a Chihuahua in a Sebastian the Crab costume geared up to watch Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" with their owner.
Petitioner Srisuwan accused of falsifying documents
A lawyer has asked police to investigate serial petitioner and political activist Srisuwan Janya for allegedly falsifying documents and making false statements when setting up an association that has been ordered dissolved.
Activists navigate defamation minefield
Activists battling a poultry company that has filed 39 lawsuits symbolise the perils of speaking out in Thailand where criminal defamation law is used to pummel critics of the powerful.
Lao man arrested in Khon Kaen after robbing gold in his country
KHON KAEN: A Lao man who made off with gold worth about 1.8 million baht from his country was arrested at a luxury condominium in Muang district on Friday evening.
Runway closed at Tokyo airport after plane contact
THAI passenger jet sustains slight damage after contact with Eva Air plane on a taxiway at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, where a runway was briefly closed and some flights delayed.
ChatGPT disrupts Asian property industry
HONG KONG: In a city of the future, a citizen looking to buy a home will simply explain their requirements to an artificial intelligence (AI)-based assistant, which will orchestrate the entire selection and buying process without a human property agent - or the commissions such agents command.
Children lost for 40 days in Colombian Amazon found alive
BOGOTá: The four Indigenous children who had been missing for more than a month in the Colombian Amazon rainforest after a small plane crash have been found alive, President Gustavo Petro announced Friday.
El Niño fails to affect Thai food prices
The Internal Trade Department says the droughts caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon have yet to affect the prices of local goods.
Prayut urges action on 'Pattani State' call
Outgoing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has told the National Security Council (NSC) to take action against a group of activists that called for a public referendum on whether there should be a Muslim "Pattani State" independent from Thailand.
Activists make case for weed
Pro-cannabis activist groups are urging the prospective government coalition led by the Move Forward Party not to put cannabis back on the narcotic drugs list.
Chuan's son faces NFT fraud claims worth B15m
Surabot Leekpai, a young Democrat Party politician and son of parliament president Chuan Leekpai, is facing accusations of involvement in a fraudulent non-fungible tokens (NFTs) investment project. The alleged fraud has resulted in damages amounting to 15 million baht.
Srisuwan to appeal after dept revokes his licence
Political activist Srisuwan Janya said he will appeal an order revoking the registration of the Association to Protect the Thai Constitution, for which he serves as the secretary-general.
Pita to become MP before EC decides
The Election Commission (EC) says it will have to endorse the MP status of Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat before it can consider whether to strip him of it over his alleged share-holding offence.
12.5m more skilled staff eyed by 2027
Thailand aims to produce around 800,000 skilled workers next year in targeted industries, including intelligent electronics, next-generation automobiles and healthcare.